Government of Canada


CCOHS Forum 2019

The Changing World of Work

There is no other health and safety event like this in Canada. Make a plan to attend. #ccohsforum
  • March 5-6, 2019
  • Delta Hotels by Marriott
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba



Registration includes:

  • all speaker sessions
  • networking and interactive events
  • showcase of innovations
  • light refreshments
  • lunches
  • discounted hotel rates
Early Bird price is $595. Expires November 30, 2018
[Student Rate]

Must be a full-time student enrolled in a Canadian college or university.

Forum 2019's description and speakers' information

The world of work is experiencing rapid, constant change, bringing with it new and emerging health and safety challenges.

Get a head start on taking action with this forward-looking, thought-provoking Forum that kicks off with a glimpse into the future of work over the next 5, 10, 15 years and beyond.

Dive deeper into technologies and their undeniable impact, and gain a greater understanding of how the evolving workforce affects and is affected by our overall culture.

Learn about the new workplace, in which accommodation, diversity and inclusivity are not just nice-to-haves, but a must for any organization.

Be inspired by courageous stories of leadership, motivation, teamwork and trust.

You will meet and engage with leaders, influencers and change makers from across Canada and with very different perspectives. You will explore and understand how the changing workforce, the changing workplace, and the changing nature of work have already impacted us and the way we work, and discuss ideas and solutions on how we can all keep pace, keep well, and keep safe.

Speakers include:

  • Futurist Nikolas Badminton on artificial intelligence and how the world of work will change
  • Darby Allen, Fort McMurray’s Fire Chief (Ret.), on leadership
  • Nora Spinks, CEO, the Vanier Institute of the Family, on the availability and effectiveness of workplace supports for Canadian caregivers
  • Dr. Lionel Laroche on navigating workplace diversity
  • Brenda Henry, Manager, EHS Services, Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology, on the ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standard
  • Steve Tizzard on building a mentally healthy, peer to peer support program on the Hibernia Platform
  • Wolfgang Zimmermann, Executive Director, National Institute of Disability Management and Research, on accommodating and inclusive workplaces
  • Todd Irick, Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers, on nanotechnology and health

Additional speakers to be announced